CARITAS/Monrovia Offers More Scholarships


The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

August 12, 2004

In its efforts to assist the needy in society, Caritas/Monrovia has augmented its scholarship program by accommodating more deserving students. The program has now swelled from 120 to 400 students for the coming academic year.
Disclosing this to The INQUIRER yesterday, the Director of Caritas/Monrovia, Mr. Stanley Sheriff said the increase in the number of students has been necessitated by the growing need to cater to more deserving students. He said the scholarship program is serving all students at all levels, noting that it was not only limited to Catholic Schools.

He said the program dubbed, "Helping The Poorest Of The Poor," has been catering to needy students for a protracted period and is still committed to doing so because education is necessary in developing the country.

"The scholarship program is mainly for deserving students, students who really need assistance", Mr. Sheriff said. He however, pointed out that the program also stresses sound academic performance.

He said while the program is catering to needy students, the students themselves must take their studies seriously. He said those who do not perform well are dropped from the program. Mr. Sheriff, whose group has won several awards for splendid performance over the years, said it would be useless if beneficiaries do not take advantage of the program.
The scholarship program which started several years ago, is being sponsored by MISEREOR of Germany. The program is part of the German group’s social funds for "extremely poor people."

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